Eco-Friendly

Places to Stay

Our definition of “eco-friendly“ resorts and hotels are those that promote ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas and employing local people, hence fostering a cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation of the local environment...

Albania

Vidis Chalet HotelAlbanian Alps $$

Τhe refined Vidi’s Chalet Boutique Hotel located on the corner of the mountain 200m from the main road is a beautifully decorated accommodation with mountain views. All rooms or suites included tv, bathroom & French type doors. The à la carte restaurant serves a rich buffet breakfast with a view of the mountains, throughout the day dishes from our experienced kitchen are served in the outdoor area with a view of the mountains. À la carte which starts from 12:00pm to 00:00am. Overlo...

Vidis Chalet Hotel

Chestnut HillAlbanian Alps $$

Cambodia

Song Saa Private IslandSihanoukville & Islands $$$$$

Song Saa Private Island features 27 intimate villas, uncompromising on luxury and designed to reflect the simple beauty of the natural environment.

Guests will enjoy uninterrupted sunrise or sunset views from the Over-Water, Ocean-View and Jungle Villas all of which come complete with private pools, and all the high-end modern day luxuries. The villas all feature a private verandah – the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset or perhaps have a private dinner cooked for yo...

Song Saa Private Island-Koh Rong Archipelago-Cambodia

Shinta Mani WildThe Cardamom Mountains $$$$$

Canvas & Orchids RetreatThe Cardamom Mountains $$$$

India

Khem VillasRanthambhore National Park $$$

The owners, Goverdhan and Usha are revered figures in their rural community and champion ethical and sustainable tourism at their exceptional hotel. Their vegetarian cuisine complements their ethos, while their meticulously hand-planted 30-acre lodge fosters a thriving natural habitat, home to diverse wildlife. Accommodations vary—from stunning Luxury Villas with Jacuzzis offering panoramic views of Ranthambhore hills, to charming Luxury Cottages with private porches overlooking grasslands ...

Khem Villas - Ranthambhore - Rajasthan India tent

Laos

Kingfisher EcoLodgeWat Phou $$

Enjoy one of the 7 spacious Comfort or 9 Deluxe stilted, individual, private bungalows where traditional building techniques and materials are blended with modern concepts and architecture. Each bungalow has its own unrivaled view of the unique wetlands that border the property. The front of each bungalow has floor to ceiling glass frontage, inviting an abundance of natural light to flood the room and affording magnificent views of the Mekong River.

Kingfisher Ecolodge - Laos

Malawi

Mumbo Island CampLake Malawi National Park $$$$

The camp comprises five units (two twin tents and three twin reed chalets) perched on rocks high above the water shaded by lush foliage, each with bucket showers, ‘eco-loos’ and wooden deck. A hammock provides a comfortable spot to take in the idyllic Lake view. A twin-tented family unit is tucked into the forest near the main beach. There is a dining area, bar and water sport gazebo of timber and thatch. Activities here vary from lazing in a hammock to snorkelling, diving, swimming, kaya...

Mumbo Island Camp

Blue Zebra Island LodgeLake Malawi National Park $$$$

Tongole Wilderness LodgeNkhotakota Wildlife Reserve $$$$

Malaysia

Lankayan Island ResortDiving off Sabah $$$

The 23 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms and bungalows are set on the beach side. We definitely recommend the stand alone chalets with private balconies over the more “standard” room. There are no in room TV’s or telephones etc, this is a place to truly relax and leave your worries behind you! All rooms have fans, refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. There is a TV in the main building as well as internet access should you require t...

Lankayan Island Resort - Sabah - Borneo - Malaysia

Kinabatangan River LodgeKinabatangan River $$$

Borneo Rainforest LodgeDanum Valley $$$$

Sukau Rainforest LodgeKinabatangan River $$

Norway

Litløy FyrVesteralen $$$$$

The lighthouse itself is situated on the highest point of the island, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding sea and mountains. To get to Litløy Fyr, visitors can take a ferry from the nearby town of Sandnessjøen and then hike or bike to the lighthouse from the island’s landing spot. The location of Litløy Fyr is truly unique and offers a peaceful and tranquil escape from the busy city life. There are currently three double rooms for rent in the lighthouse keepers...

Littleisland Lighthouse

Reine RorbuerLofoten $$$

Kongsfjord Arctic LodgeFinnmark Plateau

Holmen Husky LodgeAlta $$$$

Finnøy BryggehotellAlesund $$

Portugal

Cooking and Nature Emotional HotelLeiria $$$

Each individually decorated room at Cooking and Nature includes free Wi-Fi and views of the surrounding landscape. They also feature bathrobes and a design bath in the private bathroom. The restaurant serves seasonal cuisine and guests can prepare their own meals here. Guests can enjoy a drink from the Honesty bar in the outdoor furnished terrace. There are several restaurants within 10 km, serving typical Portuguese cuisine. Upon previous request, Nature and Cooking organizes massages and yo...

Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel

South Africa

!Xaus LodgeKgalagadi Transfrontier Park $$$$

The lodge comprises 12 individual chalets accommodating 24 guests, and a central lodge building. Communal facilities include a lounge, craft shop, dining room, central viewing deck with swimming pool and Lapa. Guests are accommodated in en-suite chalets each with its deck overlooking the waterhole on the pan. They have Twin or King beds, high-quality mattresses and linen, with hot water bottles and gas heaters for the cold months and ceiling fans for the hot months. Bedside tables with bedsid...

!Xaus Lodge

Sri Lanka

Hilton YalaYala National Park $$$$

The 42 rooms, including suites and villas with their own pools, are all are eco-friendly and elegantly designed. All feature a private balcony and stylish bathroom with a stone tub , free Wi-Fi access and 55-inch HDTV.

Local stone has been used in much of the construction – to the point that it looks like the hotel has organically sprung up itself rather than been developed. The jigsaw-piece-shaped pool meanders around several pre-existing trees and rock formations. There is nothing...

deluxe room - Hilton Yala - sri lanka

Vietnam

Pilgrimage VillageHue $$

Rooms are airy and spacious with categories to suite all types of guests, including families (a family villa and connecting rooms). In our opinion the Pilgrimage Village is a top choice hotel in the area. Yes, it is a distance from the town centre but to be honest there is very little reason to go in to Hue in the evenings and both the hotel restaurants are excellent. The quite location is a bonus as city centre hotels can be very noisy.

This is just one of the hotels that we recommend...

apartment - Pilgrimage village hue vietnam

Avana RetreatMai Chau $$$$

Mai Chau EcolodgeMai Chau $$

Topas EcolodgeSapa $$$

AmanoiVinh Hy Bay $$$$$

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